Plasters by Veco – Leather Filler Compound

Using Plaster as a Leather Filler Compound

Stucco plaster may sound as though it goes on a wall, however, it is also known in the leather industry as a good product to use for the finishing process of leather. A leather filler compound used during leather processing will provide a smooth, luxuriant look and feel to the leather. These products are intended to remove dents, marks, scratches, and scars which may be on the surface of the leather. Such stucco plasters also add beneficial properties to the leather, for instance, they help to improve the quality and durability of the finished leather product.

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Why is leather for fashion and upholstery always appreciated

Leather For Fashion Or Upholstery

Leather has been used for a long time as a part of fashion items. From gloves to shoes to accents in clothing, you can find leather everywhere. As part of furnishings, leather sets a softer, more relaxing mood when used on furniture in the home or office. In the fashion world, leather pants, skirts, jackets and raincoats are considered staple items to a quality wardrobe. Leather upholstery may take the form of car interiors, chairs, couches, and more. Stools are sometimes upholstered with leather, as are trinket boxes and books. Leather desk accessories such as wooden boxes with leather wrappings blend modern with classic looks to create something contemporary.

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Leather auxiliaries: effectiveness and environmental respect

What are leather auxiliaries?

On the website of Veco you can find many leather auxiliaries, which are useful (or, better to say, necessary) in many different phases of leather working. Continue reading if you want to learn more about these products, so you will be able to find your way in the field of leather auxiliaries and choose the perfect product for you.

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Leather tanning oil to enhance brightness and softness

What are the peculiarities of oil?

Leather tanning oil is a product used to confer special qualities to leather, and it is fundamental in the process of leather finishing.
In order to understand why oil is so important in leather finishing, you only need to think about the peculiarities of oil in general and about its functions: oil, indeed, has the capacity to make any surface smoother and brighter. We might say that also tanning oils are used for these reasons, but let’s have a deeper look at oils used in leather industry!

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How to improve leather resistance: leather chemicals and processes

Products and processes to enhance leather resistance

The processes of leather working are essential to confer specific peculiarities to hides. Resistance is one of these.
Various methods are used to enhance leather resistance in different phases of leather working, and specific leather chemicals are used to reach this aim. When we speak about leather resistance we mean both mechanical resistance and resistance to wear, which can be achieved through the tanning, re-tanning and fat-liquoring processes. As far as tanning is concerned, we can claim that chrome tanning is one of the most popular ones (about 80% hides are treated in this way). In addition to improving leather resistance, this process is fundamental also to convey a high level of water impermeability and permeability to air and water vapour. The tanning process is fundamental also to turn hides into hygienic products.

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Textile chemicals manufacturers and professionals of leather industry at ACLE 2016

All China Leather Exhibition, a main event for the leather industry

There are only a few weeks to go until the inauguration of the 2016 All China Leather Exhibition, one of the main international events in leather industry.
Held at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, the 2016 event will take place from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, and it is expected to be a great event for all the companies and professionals who will take part in it. Also Veco will showcase its products at the fair: come and meet us at our stall!

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Carriage of leather tanning chemicals – ADR

Carriage of leather tanning chemicals

The transport and delivery of leather tanning chemicals needs to be carried out in an attentive way, respecting precise rules in order to ensure safety for people and products as well.
In this sense, you might find it useful to know more about ADR, i.e. the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. The acronym ADR comes from the French definition “Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route”.

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